Movember is for the boys! This month long campaign raises funds and awareness for male health concerns such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, depression in men, and male suicide. So how can you get involved?

You can start by joining the Queen’s Law Mo Space here: https://ca.movember.com/team/2283304 where you can set up a profile help us reach our goal of raising $10,000.00 for the Movember Foundation. We encourage all QL men to grow a moustache over the course of the month. The rules are simple –  on November 1st, start clean shaven and then rock your dirty ‘stache for the rest of the month. The QLCS will be taking photos of all the Mo Bros on November 1st and November 30th in the lounge. Come by and get some sweet shots of your transformation.

Not a man? Don’t worry! The second way you can get involved is by MOving. The foundation promotes men’s health by encouraging men to get active. QLCS will be running a Squash Bracket and a 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament open to everyone! Click here to join the Squash Bracket before November 1st: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365355987249139/  and look out for more information on the Basketball Tournament.

Over the course of the month we encourage men to familiarize themselves with the symptoms of testicular and prostate cancer and see a doctor for any concerns. In addition, we want all the men at Queen’s Law to know that they are part of a supportive community. If you are feeling stressed or mentally unwell, we encourage you to reach out to a friend or a health professional. Please see a list of resources offered on campus below.

The QLCS cannot wait to see you at events this month. Like our Facebook page for more updates on upcoming events like our Barcadia night and everybody’s favourite, Pin the Mo on the Dean! Let’s band together to promote the health of all the men in our lives!

Queen’s Health Services Contact Information

Crisis Counselling:  Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78264   Email: counselling.services@queensu.ca

Mental Health:  Tel: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75154   Email: sharpel@queensu.ca

Health Promotion: Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 75320 Email: healthed@queensu.ca

Health Services: Tel: 613-533-2506

 

Written By: Nicole Naglie

 

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